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Johnson must prove himself healthy first. He has not pitched a full season since 2012 and has been plagued by injuries for the last five years.
Villanola has yet to earn an at-bat in the major leagues.
Roach pitched in 16 games for San Diego last season before being claimed by the Cubs in mid-November. Watkins joined the Cubs late in the year and managed 16 hits in 65 at-bats.
Jones added in an interview with MLB Network Radio that "you start drooling as a power guy" over the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium, but that he does not want to alter his approach at the plate.
His power numbers have decreased over the last two seasons. Jones slugged 30 home runs in 899 at-bats in 2013 and 2014 combined after mashing 27 in 475 at-bats in 2012.
The bid is reportedly just over $5 million.
The team will have 30 days to work out a contract. The Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, for whom Kang had played, will receive the posting fee if he signs. If not, no money chnages hands and Kang will continue to play in Korea.
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Hughes thrived away from Yankee Stadium, where he yielded 59 home runs in 2012 and 2013 combined. Pitching in more spacious Target Field, he allowed just 16 dingers last season and finished 16-20 with a 3.52 ERA.
Bell was released by the Yankees in June, though he did not pitch for them at the major league level. He stumbled along with a 7.27 ERA earlier in the season with Tampa Bay.
Reports have Myers being included in trade talks with Philadelphia involving pitcher Cole Hamels.
The Padres are planning to have Myers start the season in center field, flanked by more ballyhooed offseason acquisitions Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.